[B-Greek] Aorist Indicative Example
webb at selftest.net
Mon May 12 23:16:11 EDT 2008
I suppose I've been influenced by Porter's views on aspect, so I submit this
example for consideration.
hO DE QEOS DIDWSIN AUTWi SWMA KAQWS hQELHSEN
And God gives it a body just as he wishes (1 Cor. 15:38).
I've translated it the way it looks to me-the aorist expressing a general
principle, and not implying any focus whatever on the notion that God's
choice (HQELHSEN, aorist indicative) precedes the giving (DIDWSIN, present
indicative). Am I wrong about that? Also, what is the difference in nuance
between what we have above, and the following?
hO DE QEOS DIDWSIN AUTWi SWMA KAQWS QELEI
Is there a reason why Paul mightn't have said this latter if he meant more
or less exactly what I've said in English? To me, the aorist just looks
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